Ninth placed Shillong Lajong FC host League leaders Dempo SC in the 16th round I League match at Shillong’s JN Sports Complex newly laid artificial grass field on Sunday.
Dempo had thrashed Lajong in the round seven match 5-0 in latter’s away match, while Lajong who are fresh from 0-2 defeat at the hands of Churchill Brothers in their maiden match at their home turf this season, would go all out to earn at least a point.
Dempo will be missing the service of Mahesh Gawli, as he is facing a match suspension for earning a double booking.
Dempo’s Coach Armando Colaco said, “Team should perform well despite weather not favoring our side, we are professional team and we had two days practice and the boy will give good fight.”
Talking about the opponent he said “Lajong are a very competitive side the only problem they are facing is they have not been able to convert the chances.”
On the other hand Lajong have roped in Australian Mathus Osvaldo Mayora for its forward line.
“We failed to live upto the expectation of our fans in our last encounter but we will try to improve our game against Dempo,” said Lajong coach Pradyum Reddy.
Dempo are currently at 33 points from 15 matches while Shillong Lajong are at 15 points from 15 outings.